Ottawa, IL (September 26, 2020) – There were reported fatalities following a multi-vehicle accident in the Ottawa area on Friday morning, September 25.
The collision reportedly occurred in La Salle County on Interstate 80, according to reports from the Illinois State Police. Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision, and at least one of the vehicles caught fire. The site of the crash was located about four miles west of Ottawa.
At least two people were killed in the crash according to the La Salle County Coroner’s Office. There were multiple other injured parties at the scene. At this time, the cause of the accident is still unknown.
No further updates on the accident have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Car accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury for Illinois residents. Car crashes victims are at risk of suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision, and man accidents are caused by negligent and reckless drivers. There were a reported 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. That year, there were 835 fatal car accidents contributing to 918 deaths that year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At /, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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